It comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken with or without food three times a day for 3 days. Traveler?s Diarrhea-It is administered orally in a dose of 600 mg in 3 divided doses for a 3-day course. For hepatic encephalopathy, it is administered as 1100 mgday in 2 divided doses.
How it works
Rifaximin works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection. It works to lower the ammonia-making bacteria in the bowel in patients with hepatic coma.
Common side effects
Headache. Dizziness. Muscle pain. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Swelling in the arms or legs.